UEFA Champions League to use VAR next season

27th September 2018
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The Video assistant referee (VAR) technology is gaining more popularity as it is set to be used in the UEFA Champions League next season.

Video assistant referee (VAR) technology will be used in the Champions League from next season, UEFA has officially announced.

The European governing body revealed VAR would be used in the 2019-20 competition from the play-off stage onward, as well as at the 2019 UEFA Super Cup, the Euro 2020 finals, the Europa League group stage from the 2020-21 season and the 2021 Nations League finals.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: ‘We are confident that introducing video assistant referees in August 2019 will give us enough time to put in place a robust system and to train match officials to ensure an efficient and successful implementation of VAR in the UEFA Champions League, the world’s flagship club competition.’

VAR is already used in a host of European leagues with technology implemented across the Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga.

England’s Carabao Cup is using VAR in all fixtures held at a Premier League grounds this season.


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